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Phil Stacey releases debut in April

Friday, January 18, 2008 – American Idol season 6 finalist Phil Stacey will release his debut CD on Tax Day. The album is produced by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick.

Stacey's debut will include his first single, "If You Didn't Love Me," which was just released to country radio last week. The song was written by Wendell Mobley, Jason Sellers and Rascal Flatts's Gary LeVox.

In 2007, Stacey came to national attention when he performed for 11 weeks during his competition on American Idol. His renditions of the country hits "Where The Blacktop Ends," "The Change" and "I Need You" were among his most praised performances of the season. Following his time on American Idol, Stacey toured with his fellow contestants over the summer on a 55-city tour before moving to Nashville with wife Kendra and their two daughters to pursue his country music career.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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